Truro & Roseland local news

Police “raid” Penryn boatyard and Mabe quarry in pre-emptive strike against possible G7 protest

By Peter Tremayne Environmental campaigners in Cornwall have complained to police about what they say was a “heavy-handed raid” intended to prevent legitimate protest at the G7 Summit next...

Not so fast with Truro New Town, government tells County Hall, as Highways England questions the impact of additional traffic

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council has been told to pause its consideration of its own planning application for Truro New Town, after concerns about likely traffic flows were flagged...

Power to the people! The “Popular Front for the Liberation of Bude” takes control, as town and parish councils get the taste for democracy

By Julia Penhaligon Towns and villages across Cornwall are today (Sunday) finding out that their local councils are under new management – with some facing a significant change. In...

EXCLUSIVE: Police are having second thoughts about use of Truro’s Lemon Quay for “authorised” G7 protests

By Peter Tremayne Police are coming under pressure to reverse their decision to appoint Truro’s Lemon Quay as a “designated, authorised” protest site during the G7 Summit next month....

Counting the cost after fertiliser fire destroys barn near Summercourt

By Peter Tremayne Firefighters have spent the night at Tredinnick Farm, Gummow’s Shop, Summercourt, damping down a fertiliser blaze which forced residents to keep their windows and doors closed...

“Close windows and doors” advice, as firefighters battle fertiliser blaze near Summercourt

By Peter Tremayne Emergency services are warning people in mid-Cornwall to keep their doors and windows closed because of a huge barn fire, involving fertiliser. Fertiliser can release toxic...

G7 Summit: Protest in Truro and Falmouth only, and give us six days’ notice, say police

By Richard Whitehouse Police say that they are in discussions with organisations which are looking to protest at the G7 summit to ensure that any events are held peacefully...

Plan to demolish “brutal” former primary school and replace it with a new community centre put on hold, as Historic England considers listing request

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Plans to demolish the old Treyew primary school in Truro might have to wait for a “listed building” assessment by Historic England. The school, which closed...

Truro’s Pydar redevelopment to be considered at “informal” City Council meeting just one week before election

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Pydar 2: deadline today for residents to respond to County Hall’s latest pre-application lobbying for £170 million vision of Truro

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council has hired lobbyists to lobby itself over determining its own planning application for the £170 million redevelopment of Truro’s Pydar area. The lobbyists have...

Royal Cornwall Hospital boss quits after “vengeful whistleblower” row

By Anne North The director of Human Resources at the Royal Cornwall Hospital is leaving her job after tensions which saw her describe some colleagues as “vengeful.” Kerry Eldridge...

Truro New Town to be “reassessed” in value for money quest if I am the next council leader, says Linda Taylor

By Richard Whitehouse Looking out across the saltings at Lelant on an unseasonably chilly April afternoon Linda Taylor looks like a captain assessing the waters before setting sail. As...

The parish council where only one candidate put himself forward for election

By Julia Penhaligon Hundreds of town and parish councillors across Cornwall have been elected without a contest, as not enough candidates came forward. In St Merryn, the future of...

All in one place: the full list of the Cornwall Council candidates

By Julia Penhaligon A total of 374 candidates have entered the contest to elect a new Cornwall Council on 6th May. The tally of candidates by party, or description...

Elections 2021: Boris Johnson showers £23.6 million on Truro

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Prime Minister Boris Johnson has today (Wednesday) announced a £23.6 million investment in Truro. It is part of an extremely ambitious plan to develop the city...

All of Cornwall’s leisure centres will reopen on Monday 12th April

By Rashleigh MacFarlane All 12 of Cornwall Council’s leisure centres are to reopen on 12th April, despite the continuing financial difficulties of the private management company GLL. Saltash, St...

Hundreds gather in Truro to protest against the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill

By Peter Tremayne More than 200 people took to the streets of Truro yesterday (Saturday) to protest against government plans to impose 10-year prison sentences on those it considers...

Cormac-gate: the report is nearly ready, but is unlikely to be published until after Cornwall Council elections

By Graham Smith Dominic Adamson, QC, is putting the finishing touches to his investigation into “Cormac-gate” – the cover-up of a serious industrial accident more than four years ago. ...

Protest for the right to protest: civil liberties on the line in Truro on Saturday

By Peter Tremayne The way that Devon and Cornwall police might interpret any new powers they get from the government’s latest “anti-nuisance” legislation could be tested on Saturday (20th...

Tough questions ahead for County Hall, as leisure centres remain closed until the middle of the election campaign

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The future of Cornwall’s leisure centres is likely to be questioned again tomorrow (Tuesday) when councillors consider the latest update from the Cornwall Council cabinet member...